To all to whom these presents shall come
I John Beard Junr. Marshal of the Eastern District of Florida send greetings. Whereas by a writ of Venditioni Exponas issued out of the Superior Court for the District of East Florida, held at Jacksonville, Duval County, and to me directed and delivered (title?) & on the nineteenth day of December Eighteen hundred forty two __ I was commanded to expose to public Sale a certain tract or parcel of Land the property of John Warren situate and lying in the County of Alachua containing three hundred and eighteen Acres more or less, being the North East and North West quarters of section Number twelve Township Number seven Range eighteen South and East, together with all the improvements and Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining in order to make the sum of One thousand three hundred and sixty dollars together with the cost in that behalf expended which Moses Curry recovered in said Court against said John Warren And whereas after the Courency of the said Writ to me and before the day of the return thereof I did by virtue of said Writ expose at public Out cry the said tract or parcel of land heretofore particularly described and have sold the same as is hereinafter mentioned at public Auction According to the Statutes in such case provided to Moses Curry for the sum of fifty five Dollars, being the highest sum bid for the same____
Now know ye that I the said John Beard Jn. Marshal of the district Aforesaid by virtue of the said Writ of Venditioni Exponas and of the Statutes in such case made and provided in consideration of the sum of Fifty five Dollars to me in hand paid by the said Moses Curry the receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged have granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said Moses Curry and to his heirs and assigns forever, All that parcel or tract of land herein particularly described, and all the Estate rights title and interest which the said John warren had in the said tract or parcel of land on the eighteenth day of April Eighteen hundred and forty three the same being the day of sale__ To have and to hold the said land and premises and every part thereof With the Appurtenances unto the said Moses Curry his heirs & assigns forever, as fully and absolutely as I the said John Beard Junr. as Marshal Aforesaid and under the Authority of the Aforesaid right could or ought to sell and convey the same__
In Testimony Whereof I have set my hand this eighteenth day od April AD eighteen hundred & forty three____ ______
John Beard Jr. Marshal
Signed in the presence of by I. B. Blanton Dept. Marshal __
T.J. Prevatt J.P.
Appeared before the Subscriber Clerk of the County Court N. Turnbull & states upon Oath, that the same I.B. Blanton sign the foregoing Instrument of Writing for the purposes therein Mentioned
James M. McNeill Clk C.C.
24th April 1843
Recorded this 25th day of April AD 1843
James McNeill Clk C.C.